Safety

The Highpointers Club Newsletter publishes a Safety article in each quarterly issue.  Some are part of a series, while others are part of member stories.  If you have a safety story you would like to share with the club, please send to newsletter@highpointers.org

Highpointing can be a dangerous and strenuous activity. Be sure to prepare yourself for each highpointing trip. Whether it be physical conditioning and training for the technical climbs or a tune up and an oil change for your car.

Always plan carefully and be prepared for anything that may happen. Keep up with weather conditions and adjust properly. There are many books available on travel, hiking, camping, mountaineering and everything else that goes along with Highpointing. The more technical climbs can be made with the services of professional guides. There are also schools and training courses that can train you on the ups and downs of climbing. (No pun intended) Get the knowledge, be prepared, and drive safely. Visit the Highpointers Club Merc for potential resources!

The following “S.afety O.n S.ummits” articles are available online:
#45 Safe Hiking

This is a list of safety articles that have been published in the newsletter. A compendium of the first 30 “S.afety O.n S.ummits” articles can be bought at the Merc.

  • #119-17q4 p25-26 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #45: Safe Hiking by Rick Hartman
  • #118-17q3 p26 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #44: Driving Revisited by Rick Hartman
  • #117-17q2 p20 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #41: Sunblocks and Sunscreens - part 2 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #116-17q1 p? - S.afety O.n S.ummits #40: Skin Cancer - part 1 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #114-16q3 p30 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #39: The Ten Essentials Revisited - part 7 of 7 by Rick Hartman
  • #113-16q2 p35-37 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #43: Crossing Wild Streams by Rick Hartman
  • #112-16q1 p35-36 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #38: The Psychology of Being Lost - part 6 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #111-15q4 p31-33 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #37: Wild Foods - part 5 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #110-15q3 p31-33 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #36: Personal Locator Beacons - part 4 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #109-15q2 p22-23 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #35: Bivouacking - part 3 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #108-15q1 p33-34 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #42: Essay - Decisions, Aging, Transition, Suicide, Grief and Closure by Rick Hartman
  • #107-14q4 p30-31 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #34: Staying Found - part 2 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #106-14q3 p29-31 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #33: Search and Rescue Concepts - part 1 of 6 by Rick Hartman
  • #105-14q2 p26-27 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #32: Trail Confrontations by Rick Hartman
  • #104-14q1 p26-27 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #31: This and That #3 by Rick Hartman
  • #103-13q4 p26-27 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #30: Don't Do's by Rick Hartman
  • #102-13q3 p26-27 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #28: Wild Fires - part 2 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #101-13q2 p14-15 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #28: Wild Fires - part 1 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #100-13q1 p32-33 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #27: Decision Points by Rick Hartman
  • #99-12q4 p28-29 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #26: Western Mountains by Rick Hartman
  • #98-12q3 p29-30 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #25: Eastern Mountains - part 1 of 3 by Rick Hartman
  • #97-12q2 p17 - Have a Safe Hike: Snake Bite Quiz by CMC
  • #96-12q1 p32 - Have a Safe Hike: Incidents and Actions by Newsletter
  • #95-11q4 p28 - Have a Safe Hike: Rescue After Boundary Peak by Newsletter
  • #94-11q3 p31-32 - Have a Safe Hike: Best Practice for Hill Walers and Climbers by Mountaineering Ireland
  • #93-11q2 p33 - Have a Safe Hike: Leader Safety Lessons by CMC
  • #92-11q1 p23 - Take Care Up There: Recognizing a Stroke by Newsletter
  • #91-10q4 p26 - Lightning Safe for Campers and Hikers by Richard Kithil
  • #91-10q4 p25 - More About What to Pack by Dave Covill
  • #91-10q4 p24-25 - Take Care Up There: First Aid Kits by Ardel Frick
  • #90-10q3 p20 - Take Care Up There: Hitchhikers by Ric Altman
  • #89-10q2 p28 - Take Care Up There: Collection of Tips by John Mitchler
  • #88-10q1 p34 - Take Care Up There: ID Bracelets by Newsletter
  • #87-09q4 p16 - Take Care Up There: Recognizing a Stroke by Newsletter
  • #86-09q3 p16-17 - Acute Mountain Sickness by Tom Martin
  • #83-08q4 p28-29 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #24: The Dreaded Dis-eases of Altitude by Rick Hartman
  • #82-08q3 p24-25 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #23: Acclimitization by Rick Hartman
  • #81-08q2 p24-25 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #22: The Wilderness Act by Rick Hartman
  • #80-08q1 p24 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #21: Tires by Rick Hartman
  • #79-07q4 p23-24 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #20: Volcanoes by Rick Hartman
  • #80-08q1 p25 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #19: This and That #2 by Rick Hartman
  • #78-07q3 p27 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #19: This and That #2 by Rick Hartman
  • #77-07q2 p32 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #18: Mauna Kea Concerns by Rick Hartman
  • #76-07q1 p18-19 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #17: Clouds by Rick Hartman
  • #75-06q4 p23-24 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #16: Wild Animal Encounters - part 3 of 3 by Rick Hartman
  • #74-06q3 p15 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #15: Wild Animal Encounters - part 2 of 3 by Rick Hartman
  • #73-06q2 p15-16 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #14: Wild Animal Encounters - part 1 of 3 by Rick Hartman
  • #72-06q1 p6 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #13: Motel Safety by Rick Hartman
  • #71-05q4 p6-7 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #12: Ethics by Rick Hartman
  • #70-05q3 p31 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #10: Lightning by Rick Hartman
  • #69-05q2 p27-28 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #9: First Aid Kits by Rick Hartman
  • #68-05q1 p22-23 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #11: Tsunamis by Rick Hartman
  • #67-04q4 p29 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #8: This and That #1 by Rick Hartman
  • #66-04q3 p29-30 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #7: Tornados by Rick Hartman
  • #65-04q2 p18-19 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #6: Bacteria and Viruses by Rick Hartman
  • #64-04q1 p34-35 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #5: Ten Essentials by Rick Hartman
  • #63-03q4 p32-33 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #4: Goin' Solo by Rick Hartman
  • #62-03q3 p31-32 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #3: Driving by Rick Hartman
  • #61-03q2 p15-16 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #2: Clothing - part 2 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #60-03q1 p16-17 - S.afety O.n S.ummits #1: Clothing - part 1 of 2 by Rick Hartman
  • #59-02q4 p29 - Introduction to S.afety O.n S.ummits by Rick Hartman